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L.A. Dog Whisperer Leads The Pack

Cesar Millan talks to the dogs.
Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR
Cesar Millan talks to the dogs.

For more than 20 years, dog psychologist Cesar Millan has trained problem pooches and their frustrated owners. His communication techniques and understanding of canine pack behavior have even earned him a National Geographic television show called The Dog Whisperer. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates recently joined Millan to watch him talk to the dogs.

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Karen Grigsby Bates
Karen Grigsby Bates is the Senior Correspondent for Code Switch, a podcast that reports on race and ethnicity. A veteran NPR reporter, Bates covered race for the network for several years before becoming a founding member of the Code Switch team. She is especially interested in stories about the hidden history of race in America—and in the intersection of race and culture. She oversees much of Code Switch's coverage of books by and about people of color, as well as issues of race in the publishing industry. Bates is the co-author of a best-selling etiquette book (Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times) and two mystery novels; she is also a contributor to several anthologies of essays. She lives in Los Angeles and reports from NPR West.
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